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GRD Law '73
Robert Bob William Fitzgerald

Robert “Bob” William Fitzgerald JD ’73,  born in Sacramento, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2011, after a long illness handled with grace and stoicism. Bob practiced family law in Santa Rosa for 35 years. He was a graduate of Montgomery High School Class of 1964, earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Portland in 1968, and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Santa Clara in 1973. He began his law career in his father's firm, eventually becoming partner in Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald. He became president of the Bar Association in 1978. He enjoyed the nuances and challenges of practicing law, but helping others most of all. Bob's passions included coaching softball, basketball, vacationing at Lake Shasta, and skiing Tahoe, Colorado and Banff. He enjoyed trivia, pool, reading, movies, and especially music. He was a proud, hands-on father and actively involved in the upbringing of his children. Bob was loved most for his integrity, honesty, kindness, and sharp wit. Bob is survived by his loving children Sharon Fitzgerald Kane, John Desmond Fitzgerald, Ann Michelle McKinley, and grandchildren Jack, Connell, Bailey, Robby, Matthew, and Luke. He is also survived by his sister Karin Fitzgerald Sanford, brother John Desmond Fitzgerald, and wife Cheryl Fitzgerald. He was previously married to Anne Marie Fitzgerald, mother of Sharon and John. He is preceded in death by his best friend Linda Mononi and by his beloved parents John and Evelyn.

submitted Dec. 11, 2011 12:33P
Rand Irwin

Rand Irwin M.S. '73, of Raleigh NC, 77, died January 26, 2015, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born to Marian Hughes Irwin and Laurence Drummond Irwin in Oakland, California, on January 20, 1938. He graduated from Menlo School for Boys in 1955 and then attended Pomona College, graduating in 1959.

He entered the Marine Corp as a lieutenant. After he left the Marine Corp he worked for Eitel-McCullough Electronics and later Varian Associates as an accountant and computer developer. In 1970 he returned to school at the University of Santa Clara to get a teaching credential in mathematics and there met Diann Irwin '71, his wife of 42 years. He taught mathematics at Tyrell Middle School in Hayward, California; Carnage Junior High School in Raleigh; and Millbrook High School in Raleigh where he developed a computer science curriculum and taught that also.

He retired in 2003 after 32 years of teaching. He was a Boy Scout Leader for 23 years in Troop 376 and a volunteer at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh in many different capacities during his 40 year membership. He also served on the UUFR Board of Directors, The UUFR Foundation, and the Method Day Care Board of Directors. He is survived by his wife, Diann, and three sons, Keith (Joy), Brian (Zuzana) and Paul (Keiko) and their children, Natalie and Leah-Rose, Hana, and Ray and Julie. Also surviving are his three brothers, Hugh, Larry and Howard and their families. 

submitted Mar. 2, 2015 2:54P
Phyllis M. Cairns

Phyllis M. Cairns ’73, a resident of Los Altos, was born June 4, 1931 and died Aug. 3, 2012. Phyllis was a second generation San Franciscan born to Peter and Elsie Proctor. She is survived by her sons Mark and Peter, her sister Sr. Carole Proctor, her brother Gary Proctor and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Roger and daughter Lesley Williams. Phyllis attended both Stanford University and Santa Clara University, obtaining her B.A. in History. She became managing editor of the American Sociological Review and publications manager at Hover Institution Press. She loved her grandchildren and was delighted to see them grow up. Phyllis enjoyed classical music, family gatherings and dining with friends. She also loved reading, tutoring, the SF Giants and volunteering at the library. She will be missed.

submitted Nov. 15, 2012 10:25A
GRD Law '73
Patrick F. O'Laughlin

Patrick F. O'Laughlin J.D. '73 on Nov. 9, 2008.  A native of San Jose, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1970. After law school, he was a trial attorney for 20 years. He began in criminal defense with Glenn & Barrett and went on to practice civil law and personal injury with Morgan, Hammer, Beuzay, Ezgar, & Bledsoe and then Ezgar & O'Laughlin. In 1992 he was elected to the Town Council of Los Gatos and served as the town's mayor in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Maggie; and three children.

submitted May. 28, 2009 4:23P
Nancy Diers Gullion

Nancy Diers Gullion ’73, 61, passed away on January 14, 2013 at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA, from complications caused by her 12-year battle with Leukemia. Nancy was born on June 25, 1951 in Salinas and had lived in Salinas all of her life. She attended Hartnell Community College and Santa Clara University, and she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and English from Santa Clara. Nancy met Paul '72, J.D. '75, her husband of 40 years, while they were attending Hartnell Community College. For the past 20 years, she worked as the manager of her husband's law office. Nancy was very active at First Presbyterian Church in Salinas and enjoyed reading, gardening, and being with her family. She will always be remembered for her smile, her laughter, her positive attitude, her love of God, and her love for her family and friends. She made an impact on everyone she met. Nancy was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Johnson Diers, and her father-in-law, Eugene ""Gene"" Gullion. Nancy is survived by her husband, Paul D. Gullion; her son, Matthew P. Gullion; her daughter, Shelley C. Escobar; her son-in-law, Nick Escobar; her granddaughter, Grace Escobar; and her grandson, Troy Escobar; her father, Herman ""Lucky"" Diers; and her mother-in-law, Wanda Gullion.

submitted Apr. 18, 2013 1:51P
Milton Crane

Milton Crane MBA ’73, October 22, 2013. He died in Sparks, Nev. Milton was born in New York to Charlotte and Louis Cohen. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and was trained as an Aviation Electronic Tech Third Class served until June 1946. He was awarded both the Victory Medal & American Theatre Medal. He was able to attend college on the GI Bill at Cal Poly Tech. in San Luis Obispo, CA, Stanford and the University of Santa Clara. He met his wife Jean at Stanford and they were married in September of 1961. Milton was an electronics engineer for Lockheed Corp in California and Arizona. Milton is survived by his son, Matthew, daughter Gretchen (Michael) de la Torre, granddaughters Mia, Emma, and his sister Barbara (Carl) Parducci. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at The Cascades of the Sierra in Sparks, NV. Even though he had been there a short time, the care and compassion shown to him was wonderful and made a big impact on his final days.

submitted Dec. 3, 2013 10:21P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Michael E. Stephens

  Michael E. Stephens ’73, March 8, 1951 to March 3, 2012.

submitted Apr. 19, 2012 3:46P
Mary Stivala Peterson

Mary Stivala Peterson ’73, a resident of Belmont from 1951 to 2012, passed from this world on July 28, 2012, at home surrounded by her family after a two-year battle with cancer. Mary was born in East Palo Alto in December of 1951. She attended St. Albert's Elementary School in Palo Alto, Notre Dame High School in Belmont, and Santa Clara University where she majored in Psychology. Mary went to work for the San Mateo Probation Department after graduation where she had a thirty year career retiring as a supervising probation officer. During her time at the probation department she met her husband Stewart. They had three children, Jeffrey 26, Gregory 24, and Kerry 21. Family was always the most important thing to Mary. It could truly be said that her life was a joyous celebration of life and family. She is survived by her parents Paul and Betty Stivala of East Palo Alto, her brothers, Paul, Steve, and Robert and her sister Jean. 

submitted Nov. 15, 2012 10:15A
Mark McCambridge

Mark McCambridge '73, Jan. 16, 2014.

The former vice president for finance and administration at Oregon State University died in his home from “a long and courageous battle with cancer,” according to an email from OSU President Ray and Provost Sabah Randhawa. McCambridge retired in July 2013 after 20 years at OSU. He was 62 with two children.  McCambridge, who was born in Seattle and graduated from Santa Clara University, joined OSU in 1994 as director of business services. Before being named VP of finance and administration in 2001, he held several positions at OSU.  In 2013, McCambridge received the Honorary Alumni Award and the Distinguished Service Award, one of OSU’s highest honors. He was well-liked and respected by colleagues and friends. “We lost a remarkable individual,” said Kavinda Arthenayake, director of University Conference Services in the LaSells Stewart Center. Arthenayake knew McCambridge for more than 10 years. When they worked together, McCambridge was Arthenayake’s direct supervisor. 

McCambridge’s impact went beyond just the workplace. Arthenayake said McCambridge made an effort to know everyone as an individual and would reach out to people’s families. McCambridge developed a bond with Arthenayake’s 14-year-old daughter, Lauren, who met McCambridge when she was 6 years old. When Lauren discovered McCambridge had cancer, she started baking him cookies. One birthday, she baked McCambridge’s cake.
“This is how (McCambridge) touched the lives of other individuals,” Arthenayake said. Arthenayake spoke fondly of McCambridge, describing him as a mentor and the “most considerate individual he has ever met.”
Arthenayake said McCambridge built meaningful relationships and went beyond to help those around him succeed. Ray and McCambridge built a close friendship, and Ray said he helped shape several aspects of the university.
“Mark McCambridge was a very special friend of mine,” Ray said in a press release. “And he was a great friend of many, many people at Oregon State University, within higher education in Oregon and throughout the Corvallis community. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.”

McCambridge also helped the university achieve fourth place in the nation for use of renewable energy.  Brandon Trelstad, sustainability coordinator, worked with McCambridge on making the university a greener campus. Trelstad said McCambridge played a particular role in helping OSU achieve its recognizable status as a leader in sustainability.

McCambridge is survived by his wife, Betsy McCambridge ’74, his son, Mark McCambridge Jr., his daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Jason Hower, and his grandchildren, Patrick and Molly Hower.

submitted Apr. 22, 2014 8:53P
Loretta E. Cabacungan Silvagni

Loretta Edita Cabacungan Silvagni ’73 passed away on Jan. 15 at her home in Napa. Loretta was born in the San Antonio barrio of Narvacon Ilocos Sur in the Philippines in 1950, and moved to San Jose, Calif., when she was 5 years old. After graduating as the salutatorian of her class at Lincoln High School, she attended Santa Clara University, where she met her future husband, Steven Silvagni '73. They married and attended graduate school together at San Diego State University. Loretta and Steven moved to Napa together in 1978. She worked many different jobs as a licensed clinical social worker over the years, ranging from employment at the Napa State Hospital, having her own successful private therapy practice, teaching at Pacific Union College, and therapy and mentoring in Napa Valley Unified School District. She loved singing and participated in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Choir and the Napa Valley College Chorale. She was a fourth-degree black belt (Yodan) in jujitsu and provided many years of service to the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation as manager of examinations. As sensei of her own dojo, Napa Valley Jujitsu, she shared her love of the sport with her students who ranged in age from 5 and 6 to those in their 50s and 60s. In the last few years of her life, Loretta suffered from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) which slowly robbed her of the ability to do all of the activities she loved. But nothing about the disease changed the love she had for her family, which surrounded her until the end. She is survived by her beloved husband, Steven Silvagni; her mother, Angela Cabacungan; her daughters, Sarah DeFelice and Teresa Silvagni, and their husbands, Marcus DeFelice and Ryan Nuez; and her two grandsons, who loved taking rides on Nonna's chair  Marcus DeFelice, II, and Dominic Nuez. She is also survived by cousins in the Cabacugan and Raymundo families, as well as many other friends and relatives. 

submitted Apr. 18, 2013 8:05P
Julia Fuller Grant

JULIA F. GRANT '73, age 57, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Greenwich Hospital, after a short battle with cancer. She was a resident of Stamford, Connecticut. Julia Grant was born in Berkeley, Calif. on May 14, 1952, the daughter of the late Donald F. Fuller and the late Mary F. Fuller, and step-daughter of Susan A. Fuller of Santa Clara, Calif. Julia Grant graduated from Santa Clara University in 1973 and received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. She met her husband, John Barrett Grant Jr. of Greenwich, in law school and they were married in the Georgetown University Chapel in 1976. They lived in New York City for several years before moving to Stamford in 1979. Mrs. Grant practiced real estate law with the firm of Finley, Kumble in New York City and later Merrill Lynch Realty Associates, Inc. in New York City and later Stamford. She was an accomplished quilter, avid traveler, and dog lover. As a life-long learner, and after retiring from law, Mrs. Grant earned a certificate of completion from J.M. Wright Technical High School in the Automotive Technology Program, and a Master Gardener Certification from the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford. Julia Grant was predeceased by her husband, John Barrett Grant, Jr. She is survived by her son, John B. Grant III of Syracuse, N.Y.; her daughter, Ann Elizabeth Grant; and son-in-law, Paul Novick of New York, N.Y.; her stepmother, Susan A. Fuller; and brother, David M. Fuller, of Oklahoma City, Okla. She is also survived by four nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 27 at Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OPIN (Outreach To Pets In Need) 201 Magee Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

submitted Mar. 26, 2010 1:56P
Joyce Ardell Jackson

Joyce Ardell Jackson '73: 1947-2013 Joyce Ardell Jackson departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in San Pedro, Calif., following a decades-long struggle with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Born June 2, 1947, in Berkeley, California, she was a spirited youngster, adventurous and friendly. At the age of 12, she contracted arthritis, a defining period in her life. Over the years she faced many challenges because of her condition, enduring more than 50 operations. Yet she rarely succumbed to self-pity. At one point she even called herself "The Bionic Woman," a moniker she had borrowed from a popular 1970s TV series.

After attending public schools in Oakland and Hayward, Calif., Joyce attended Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif., graduating in 1973. Determined to be independent, she worked for a number of firms in the Bay Area, including McDonnell Douglas, British Telecommunications, The San Jose Mercury News, and Community Resources for Independent Living. At times, she found it necessary to juggle two part-time jobs with her full-time job.

Earlier in her career, soon after accepting a position with the Center for Independent Living (CIL) in Berkeley, California, Joyce began a second defining period in her life.  In April of 1977, she took part in a disability rights sit-in organized by people with disabilities.  Joining some 150 severely disabled demonstrators and their supporters, the protestors occupied the Federal Building for nearly a month at the San Francisco regional offices of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), defying federal and local officials.
As part of the Demonstration Joyce was one of twenty activists who went to Washington DC to meet with Carter administration officials.  While in DC, the activists convinced HEW officials to implement Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act-- the landmark civil rights legislation banning discrimination against people with disabilities. From that point on, all agencies and programs receiving federal funds had to find ways to accommodate people with disabilities.  The "504" victory ushered in life-changing disability rights activism and laid the groundwork for the later Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Later, Joyce would serve three terms on the board of the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, attending board meetings at the ACCD home office in Washington, D.C., and traveling around the country to tell people about the new law.  She also continued working as a disability counselor for nonprofits and as a telecommunications support representative in the private sector.  By the mid-nineties, however, her physicians had intervened and urged her to retire.
Joyce will be dearly missed by her family members. Among her survivors are siblings Thelma Stiles of Napa, Calif., LeRoy Charles Jackson, Jr. '63 of Phoenix, Ariz., Gail (Frank) Harris of San Pedro, Calif., and Raymond (Lilia) Jackson of Fairfield, Calif.; nieces Pamela Stiles of San Francisco, Monica (Jose) Blanco of San Pedro, and Ashley (Paul) Turek of San Francisco and Beverly Hills; nephew Vincent Jackson of Fairfield; grandnephew Dominic Blanco of San Pedro; and grandnieces Sophia Turek and Vanessa Turek of Beverly Hills. Joyce's survivors also include first cousins James (Gretchen) Peters III of Storrs, Conn., Donna (Cyril) Burke of Norristown, Penn., Kimberley Bourne-Vanneck of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Brenda Williams of New Orleans, and Richard (Andrea) Jackson Jr. of New Orleans; and second cousins Joy Jackson of New Orleans, Elizabeth (Greg) Howes of Iowa City, Iowa, Allison Bourne-Vanneck of St. Thomas, and Richard Bourne-Vanneck II of St. Thomas. Joyce will be missed as well by her close friends and former colleagues in the San Francisco-Bay Area and by the many friends she made while living with her sister Gail and brother-in-law Frank in San Pedro, Miami, Florida, and Frankfurt, Germany. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Bernice and LeRoy Charles Jackson, brother-in-law Patterson Stiles, Jr., aunts Marie Peters and Modess Jackson, uncles Richard Jackson and James Peters, and second cousin Richard Jackson III.
submitted Feb. 10, 2014 4:50P
UGRD Leavey Business '73
Jospeh Frank Tamez

Joseph Frank Tamez '73 passed away on Feb. 10, 2010. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 25 years, Maria Tamez; three daughters, nine grandchildren, eight brothers and sisters, twelve nieces and nephews and three sons-in-law. Frank grew up in Cupertino. He lived and worked with his family on the Mariani ranch. He was only 15 years old when he would drive a semi truck from the ranch to Sacramento to drop off fruit, and then back home to play in his Fremont high school baseball game. Frank was the first college graduate from his family, and graduated with honors from the University of Santa Clara. He went on to teach and coach football at Yerba Buena High School for 6 years. In 1979 he began teaching math and business at Mt. Pleasant High School, and was the director of activities for several years. He retired from the East Side Union High School District in 2003 after 30 years of teaching. He continued to substitute at the ESUHSD until 2010. Frank loved teaching and coaching, he talked about his students and colleagues all the time, former students kept in touch with him and it meant the world to him. He impacted many lives throughout his teaching career and accomplished his dream of becoming a great teacher. Frank was ranked one of the top ten basketball referees in Santa Clara County and worked at the high school and college level. He loved to play golf, dinners out with his wife, cooking, watching the cooking channel, spending time with family and watching his grandchildren play basketball and soccer. Keeping him quiet on the sideline was nearly impossible.

submitted May. 25, 2011 12:12P
GRD Leavey/MBA '73
John D.


John D. "Jack" Shannon MBA ’73 passed away Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Barnabas Hospice, Long Branch, N.J. Jack's death was the result of complications arising from the exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Viet Nam. Born in Utica, N.Y., he lived in Wanamassa, N.J. for the past 30 years. Jack graduated from West Point in 1957, and received his master's degree from the University Of Santa Clara while in the Army. After 20 years in the Army and several tours in Korea and Viet Nam, Jack became an investigator for the federal government working out of New York City for 20 years and retired in the early 1990s. Jack loved the outdoors, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was a communicant of Holy Spirit Church, Asbury Park, N.J. Jack is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, John D. Jr. and his partner, Robin Ellis, Interlaken, N.J., Kevin and his wife, Kristin, Jacksonville, Fla.; and his daughter, Kathleen Kasun and her husband, Ross, Middletown, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Samuel, Bridget, Margaret and Jack Shannon and Jillian and Shannon Kasun; numerous nieces and nephews; and brothers and sisters-in-law.


submitted Feb. 14, 2011 3:35P
John A. McKay

John Arlen McKay M.A. ’73, Oct. 25, 2013. He passed away peacefully due to complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease, with family members by his side. John was born Dec. 22, 1932, in Keokuk, to John Henry and Mildred Dorothy McKay. John served in the U.S. Army in Korea. After returning, he completed his college degree in mathematics. The family moved to Mountain View, Calif., in the early 1960s. John worked for Lockheed as a scientist and computer programmer. He earned his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Santa Clara. He worked at Lockheed until his retirement. He enjoyed classical music, spending time with his wife, caring for the family’s dogs, and trips to Reno. He is survived by his wife, Soon Im; and sons, John K. (Michelle) and James Lee. He is survived locally by his brother, Samuel Thomas McKay (Sharon); sisters, Kay Branson (George) and Carolyn Dodson (Norman); and many nieces and nephews.


submitted Dec. 3, 2013 10:39P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Jed G. Anderson

Dr. Jed G. Anderson '73 was born March 15, 1951, in San Francisco, Calif., and passed away Jan. 5, 2010, in El Dorado Hills, Calif. He was born to David and Mildred Anderson. He is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Anderson; daughters, Linnea, Kelsey and Haley Anderson; sister, Melissa Gambetta; and brother, David Anderson. Jed served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery and Dental Corps for 11 years. He graduated from Santa Clara University, attended dental school at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and had a USC Periodontology Residency. Dr. Anderson practiced his love of dentistry in Placerville for 22 years. Jed will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his love of his dental profession and patients and his love of sports—both participating and coaching. He had a kind and caring heart and loved teaching and watching his three daughters succeed in life.

submitted Mar. 3, 2010 10:28A
GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Jane Gillespie Evans

Longtime Los Altos resident Jane Gillespie Evans ’73, the first female engineering graduate hired by Hewlett-Packard, died Dec. 1 after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Evans, who relocated to Palo Alto in recent years, was 84.
Mrs. Evans was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the daughter of James Walker Gillespie and Fleetwood Vinson Gillespie. She graduated from Rice University in 1946 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
In 1948, she married her college sweetheart, John Evans, whom she met while he was completing his doctorate in nuclear physics at Rice. She worked at Union Carbide in Texas, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico, and the National Reactor Testing Station in Idaho.
When they moved to the Bay Area, Mrs. Evans quickly realized the importance of electronics and, in 1965, became the first woman to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.
HP hired her as its first female engineering graduate. While working at HP, Mrs. Evans earned a master’s degree from Santa Clara University.
For 25 years, she played a significant role in HP’s rise as a global provider of electronics and computers. She was a role model to countless engineers, women, and men, exemplifying the best of the profession.
Longtime friend Lyndell Kelly said Mrs. Evans served as mentor and role model for women aspiring to engineering careers.
Kelly noted that Mrs. Evans was proud of this role. She quoted from a 2002 Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Grid magazine article written about her: “(Mrs. Evans) nurtured their aspirations and urged them to take charge of their career path, moving purposely, choosing directions rather than bobbing ‘like a cork in the ocean,’ bouncing from job to job. ‘Write your own chapter,’ she urged young females, encouraging them to think about what women could distinctly bring to the table, then promoting the need for this. Her approach inspired many men as well.”
Mrs. Evans’ legacy will be continued through the establishment of endowments for scholarships for aspiring female students in the areas of science and technology at two of her alma maters, San Jose State University Engineering School and Rice University.
Mrs. Evans also enjoyed hands-on work, doing such stereotypically male work as tuning cars and changing the oil.
“She was a great lover of sing-a-longs,” Kelly said. “She was known at the Vi (Hyatt) for her ability to remember the entire lyrics of almost every song.”
Mrs. Evans was an active leader of IEEE, serving on the local, regional and national levels. She was chairwoman of the board of directors of the 1997 WESCON Conference. Under her leadership, WESCON was held in Silicon Valley for the first time.
She was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society of Women Engineers, where she served on the national board of trustees.
Mrs. Evans received IEEE’s Centennial Medal, the Career Action Center’s Woman of Vision Award, San Jose State University’s Engineering Award of Distinction and the Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County’s World of Today and Tomorrow award. In 1999, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council inducted her into its Hall of Fame.
The Evanses settled in Los Altos and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1998, before Mr. Evans’ death the following year.
Mrs. Evans is survived by nephews Christopher Moore and Charles Moore. Her sisters Minne Williams and Anne Palmer predeceased her.

submitted Jan. 6, 2012 8:28A
GRD Law '73
Herbert Lee Keaton

Herbert Lee Keaton J.D. '73 passed away on August 6, 2010.  Herbert was born in Ozark, Arkansas on March 26, 1931. He was a resident of Lincoln, Calif., for five years, and passed away in Roseville, Calif., at the age of 79. He was an attorney; and was regarded as a "lawyers' lawyer" by his co-workers when he was engaged in the practice of law. He is survived by his Ann Keaton, his wife of 51 years; his children, Russell Keaton of Ocean Shores, Wa., and Karen Morningstar of Auburn, Calif.; grandchildren, Gabriel Morningstar of Grass Valley, Justin Keaton and Alexis Keaton of Santa Rosa, Calif.; brother Dean Barnett of Tulsa, Ok.

submitted Sep. 3, 2010 11:13A
GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Gerald Grant Johnson

Gerald Grant Johnson MBA '73 died on September 16, 2010 in Healdsburg, California after a long courageous battle with MDS (myelodisplastic syndrome). Born in Idaho Falls, ID, on October 31, 1932 and reared in Oakland, CA., Jerry served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He and his wife, Marion Zimmerman Johnson, met at Santa Rosa Junior College in 1953, and they were married in September of 1954. They had just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Jerry was the adored father of Barri Johnson Lehtola of Petaluma and Martin G. Johnson of Alameda, and he was the beloved grandfather of Nicole and Jon Lehtola and Blake and Sydney Johnson. Jerry graduated from University of California-Berkeley with a B.S. degree, earned a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Washington and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He began his career working in aerospace for Boeing and Lockheed. Then he shifted his career to power plants and worked for Bechtel, Gibbs & Hill, Dravo and Calpine, for whom he designed power plants, including the NCPA power plant at The Geysers. Jerry is also survived by his brothers Robert F. Johnson (Patti) and Donald R. Johnson (Dolores), both of Placerville, and his sisters, Wanda K. Johnson, of Placerville, and Judy Johnson Hermosa, of Turlock; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was a good, kind man and a terrific father with a wonderful sense of humor. He could repair and build anything. He loved Dixieland jazz, but other than his family, the real love of his life was sailing. He owned a sailboat and raced and sailed San Francisco Bay for over 50 years. He went down with all flags flying. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Donations may be made in Jerry's name to Roots of Motive Power in Willets, CA., where he enjoyed many hours of volunteer work. He also volunteered at the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association on the Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco and he was a member of the Santa Clara County Buddy Program for many years.


submitted Nov. 18, 2010 11:33A
GRD Law '73
Gardner F. Holmes

Gardner F. Holmes J.D. '73 on Jan. 18, 2009.  A native of Milwaukee, he joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Richmond for eight years. After World War II, he earned an electrical engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin, joined Westinghouse, and designed the engine room of the first atomic submarine, the USS Nautilus. While working at Westinghouse in Sunnyvale, he attended SCU's School of Law at night and after graduating set up a practice in Cupertino. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three children; and three step-children.

submitted May. 28, 2009 4:23P
UGRD Engineering '73
Ernest E. Wuethrich

Ernest E. Wuethrich M.S. '73 on Sept. 25, 2008.  A native of Olten, Switzerland, he left the country to continue his career as an engineer and explore a new life in the U.S. He spent 50 years as an electrical engineer and designer with Ford Aerospace, and later Loral Space Systems. He is survived by his wife, Dora; and two children.

submitted May. 28, 2009 4:26P
Edward P. Davis Jr.

Edward P. Davis Jr. J.D ’73 died July 19, 2013. He came from an unusual background for a man who emerged as a strong advocate of freedom of the press. He was a child of the military, a Naval ROTC student at Stanford and a former federal attorney who helped prosecute Patty Hearst.

For a long stretch in the 1980s and early 1990s, Davis was the attorney for the Mercury News at a time when a confident and improving newspaper did battle with local governments over public records and public meetings. He rarely lost a case.  "There was no better advocate for open government and open meetings than Ed Davis," said Bob Ingle, the former executive editor of the Mercury News. "He wouldn't have put the time and effort into those cases if he hadn't been a true believer.'' 

Davis, 64, died on July 19 in San Antonio from complications of a double-lung transplant in 2011. His friends say the surgery was successful but left Davis vulnerable to infection.  A witty man who had the ability to think on his feet and regale friends with stories, Davis in recent years had defended white-collar clients charged with a variety of crimes -- anti-trust, money-laundering, export offenses and tax fraud.

Even when his health declined, the attorney retained a sense of community obligation: After undergoing his lung transplant, he spoke to groups about his experience and volunteered with Donate Life California, an advocacy group for organ donation.

Davis was born in La Jolla on Aug. 23, 1948, the son of Shirley Stock Davis and Lt. Commander Edward P. Davis Sr. As a "military brat,'' he moved frequently.  It was in Hawaii, where he attended Punahou School for two years, that he became a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan while listening to the recorded summations of their games.  Davis graduated from Blackford High School in San Jose, where he met his wife, Sheryl Cook M.A. ’80. He went on to Stanford, where he joined NROTC in hopes of becoming a naval aviator.  When medical reasons prevented that, he became a private pilot anyway -- and later an accomplished sailor. His friends say his experience at Stanford left him with a decidedly more liberal political outlook than his parents.  After graduating from Santa Clara Law School in 1973, Davis clerked for U.S. District Judge Oliver Carter for a year and then joined the federal prosecutor's office in San Francisco, where he worked between 1974 and 1978 and served as a junior attorney on the Hearst case.  Then he joined the Rankin Oneal law firm in downtown San Jose, where he became the Mercury News attorney. When he won a public records case, executive editor Ingle published a photo of the check the government wrote to pay for Davis' attorneys fees. Davis moved his practice to the Pillsbury law firm when it opened an office in downtown San Jose in the mid-1980s. He later joined a boutique law firm and practiced at Gray, Cary Ware & Freidenrich before finishing his career as a partner with Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe. He also taught at Santa Clara University. A former San Carlos resident who moved with his family to Wimberley, Texas, to be closer to his son, Davis is survived by his wife, Sheryl, a son, Braden, his daughter-in-law Amy, and two grandchildren.

submitted Sep. 6, 2013 3:42P
GRD Engineering '73
David R. Frank

David R. Frank MS ’73 attended the SCU "Early Bird" engineering gradute program through Lockheed for a number of years to obtain his M.S. in applied mathetics. He continued working at Lockheed/Martin, primarily in the Trident Strategic Systems Program, until his retirement in 2000. He was a native of Bellville, Texas, and a resident of Santa Cruz from 1967 until his death. After retiring, he continued his interest in model planes, photography, and advancements in engineering. David is survived by his wife, Iris, of Santa Cruz; son Reese, wife Cathy, and grandson Alexander of Woodland Hills; and son Jonathan, wife Gina, and grandson Ethan of Los Gatos.

submitted Mar. 8, 2013 12:44P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '73
Boris I. Chapnitsky

 Boris I. Chapnitsky '73 on December 20, 2008.

submitted Aug. 2, 2010 10:42A
GRD Law '73
Arthur W. Anderson

Arthur William Anderson J.D. ’73 was born Aug. 14, 1927, and passed away on Jan. 13, 2013. A resident of Saratoga, Arthur passed away peacefully with his loving wife, June, by his side. Arthur was born in Shanghai, China, to Eileen and Arthur Anderson, and raised in San Francisco. He was a graduate of Galileo High School, UC Berkeley and UCSF Medical School. Later in life, he graduated from Santa Clara University, School of Law, while continuing his medical practice. On December 19, 1948, he married the 'love of his life and joy of his heart', June Ann Nickelson, theirs was a lifetime of love, recently celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary. After serving two years in the Korean War as a US Army doctor in Okinawa, he returned home and established practice as an orthopedic surgeon in San Jose. He touched the lives of many, in a practice that spanned over fifty years; during that time, he served as Chief of Orthopedics, Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at O'Connor Hospital. Arthur instilled a love of family, a sense of loyalty, integrity and the value of hard work in all. He was a man of many interests and passionate about each of them. He was the ultimate outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout his life, while also enjoying backpacking, woodcarving, bonsai, stained glass, culinary arts, and learning foreign languages; and his tremendous love of books fulfilled his insatiable quest for knowledge. He will live forever in the hearts of his five children and their spouses: Mark Anderson (Nancy), Jeff Anderson (Mary Beth), Chris Anderson (Terri), Carol Johnson (Cliff), Marlene Kuh (John). 'Grandfather' will also be greatly missed by his twelve grandchildren: Katie Hogan (John) '97, Chris Anderson (Wendy) '01, Lauren Townsend (Josh), Lindsay Doody (Ian), Hayley Alverson (Adam), Billy Anderson, Sarah Greenwood (Brian), Jonathan Johnson (Shelly), Mark Johnson (Anna), Taylor Johnson; Brad and Colin Kuh; and his eleven great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sister Jacqueline, and beloved grandson Kevin Anderson.

submitted Apr. 18, 2013 1:09P
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